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Our Machines & Production Process


State of the art creation of our products

Senok tea was incorporated in 1989. Initially the factory was started to produce wooden gift packs with tea for existing clients and business partners of the Senok Group. There was a mere workforce of 20 persons. Today we have a state of the art factory with over 150 workers and currently the market leaders in tea bagging, due to our superior machinery

  • 3 No's of brand new PERFECTA tea bagging machines from GERMANY
  • 3 No's of Brand new IMA tea bagging machines from ITALY
  • 5 Nos's of Constanta tea bagging machines from Germany
  • 2 No's of CAM over wrapping machines from ITALY
  • 1 MARDEN EDWARD over wrapping machine from ENGLAND

Apart from this we have already ordered two brand new PERFECTA UNIVERSALS from TEEPACK GERMANY which will be installed within the next few months.

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“Unparalleled Perfection”

Tea production at Senok Tea Ceylon


Tea Samples arrive at Senok 3 weeks prior to the auction date.

  • Each Saturday, tea samples arrive from eight different tea brokers. Each broker categorizes their samples into eight (8) and maintains a separate catalog for each category
  • Tea executives grade the teas, liquor them and value the samples according to each of their respective standards. (Standards which they use are usually made under client requirements)
  • When grading teas, a special note is made under each lot of tea on catalogs detailing the particular standard and a suitable valuation
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Buying at Colombo tea auction

  • Each week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the tea auction is held at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
  • Before attending the auction, tea executives prepare a purchase sheet detailing the teas that he/ she needs to purchase for each week
  • At the auction teas were bought under 3 different standards as follows
    • On Standard teas
    • Tea which are superior to the standard
    • Tea which are inferior to the standard
  • On a purchase sheet- the above three standards, the quantity which should be purchased under each standard and their price ranges are noted down
  • Quantities which should be purchased under each standard are decided by the tea executives. Generally, 60% of teas are bought on standard and only 40% were bought under other two standards
  • At the auction, tea executives bid for teas according to their valuations and grades and purchase lines of teas accordingly
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Blending

  • Each Friday, tea brokers send samples to the buyer, of each lot of tea which was purchased at the auction
  • Using purchase samples, a weigh up sample for the particular standard is blended by tea executives at the tea room and an average price is accordingly calculated
  • Tea executives prepare a blend sheet detailing the lines of teas used in the weigh up blend, their quantities and prices
  • All the lines of teas used for the blend are collected and stocked at the stores at Senok prior to the blending date
  • The main blend is blended by following the blend sheet made by the tea executive- within the blending area in our factory
  • If required by the client blended tea can be flavored accordingly
  • Finally, the tea is packaged either as loose leaf or as tea bags

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